April is Camp NaNo month and I have signed up — and thus far, after missing the very first day, I have been writing.
I gave myself a small goal to keep me motivating and writing while still keeping up with other work while I get my quarter two projects and processes in order. My goal is to write 300 to 500 words per day. This also makes it easier for me to catch up when I miss a day. It alleviates the guilt of missing a day and that encourages me to write more. If that makes sense.
I am working on a non-fiction project, one I am calling the Hero’s journey at the moment. It is not going to be a “hero’s journey” by the time I am finished. I am using elements from several different formats in order to create a year-long program once I have completed writing. At a minimum, this entails having scripts and materials enough for fifty-two weeks, with bonus materials and extras thrown in as well.
I do not anticipate finishing this entire project in the month of April. However, I do anticipate using April to set myself up a simple writing schedule that can and will ease me into a bigger/deeper schedule that I am in the process of setting up for later in the year. It may not come into play into quarter three of this year, but at least it is in the works–and for me that is important.
Are you participating in Camp NaNo this month? Or are you participating in NaPoMo (National Poetry Month)?
Let me know in the comments below.